Your Volunteer Structures Could Be Hindering Involvement

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Church leaders have the great privilege of seeing to the spiritual formation of disciples. This is core to the mission Jesus gave us. One of the aspects of spiritual formation is service.

For service, the many members of the Body have diverse gifts and function. Thus the responsibility of pastors and church leaders is connecting need to people’s gifts and vice versa. It is creating space and opportunities for people to discover and exercise their gifts.

When leaders fail to create such an environment they stunt the growth of those they lead. Pastors and leaders can also rob the communities they serve of healthy churches that meet the needs around them.

Thus service is not only critical for those who serve, but also for those the church ought to reach. This means it is important to create ways for people to contribute both their time and talent in the life of the church. For their good and for the benefit of others as well.

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Why Slow Reading Is Good for You

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There’s a new phenomenon: the slow reading movement. I love it. Slow reading means reading for at least half an hour without being distracted or interrupted by anything else—especially smartphones. Not only will it completely relax you and bring down your stress levels, it will also positively affect your reading comprehension. A study found that […]

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Fireworks on Social Media [Podcast #61]

Fireworks on Social Media Podcast

It’s Independence Day weekend and we’ve got a quick podcast this week talking about fireworks on Facebook! After recording the podcast this past week (which will now be downloadable next week), Phil told us about how his church’s Facebook event page exploded—in a bad way—and lead to him eventually deleting the page. Has anything like this happened […]

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Why Are People So Bad At Pitching [Infographic]

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You may wonder, what does pitching have to do with church tech? If your church leadership is like ones I have interacted with, they are not on the front lines of technology and so do not know about the latest ideas like Periscope and how it could serve your church. Further, tech budgets are small […]

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Minecraft Theology: 08 We Need to Go Deeper

08 We Need to Go Deeper

Jeremy ventures into the nether with the quarry to eventually make a Zombie Pigmen gold farm. While working on that, he discusses his personal and professional experience with depression and anxiety disorders as well as how ministry can be impacted. What is your experience with Christianity and mental health problems and where do you see […]

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Are You Keeping It Real In Social Media?

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Imagine waking up first thing in the morning. You’re getting ready for work and somewhere in between brushing your teeth and washing your face you’re checking Facebook on your smartphone. As you let your thumb glide down the newsfeed page, you notice that friend of yours announcing that he gets to work from home and […]

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The Dangers of Selfie Sticks [Video]

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Pizza Hut decided to put on a great little promotional about how selfie-sticks are getting in the way of us being able to focus solely on you in the selfie. The video is below and is a fun little jab at the whole concept of a selfie stick. But then this happened. I continued cruising […]

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How-to Setup Facebook Event Subscriptions

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Facebook is the social media platform that I use most frequently throughout the day. Not because I like it, mind you. It’s all about going where the people are. I’m not going to make a joke here. I’ll just let that hang in the air. But seriously, I use Facebook as a part of my […]

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